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Increase in Colleges Offering Construction Degrees

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According to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse, 2016 student enrollment in construction trades degree programs at four-year schools is up 26.4 percent.

U.S.News & World Report printed an article, Majoring in Construction Gets More Popular, stating that there were approximately 7,659 undergrads enrolled in a construction trade major in spring 2016, said Jason DeWitt, a research manager at the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The number of students looking to obtain a bachelor’s degree in this field increased to almost 10,000 by the following spring.

In 2006, there were 69 degree programs for construction management that were accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). In the 2015-2016 school year, that number was put o 73 baccalaureate degree programs, five masters degree programs and 13 associate degree programs, totaling 91 total programs. Furthermore, there were another 12 schools that offer construction degrees but haven’t been evaluated by the ACCE yet.

Read more of the U.S.News article.

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